Deputy Sheriff James E. Machado

Deputy Sheriff James E. Machado

Placer County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 13, 1978

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James E. Machado

Deputy Sheriff James Machado was shot and killed with his own service weapon during a struggle with a mental patient.

The subject was located a short time later walking along Highway 80. As other officers approached him he attempted to shoot them with Deputy Machado's weapon. The officers shot and killed the suspect.

Deputy Machado had served with the Placer County Sheriff's Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 19

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 40th anniversary of your EOW.

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July 13, 2018

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